Link to the Wikipedia Category listing six Subcategories and twenty-seven Pages. (Individually named paths, trails and related walks are referenced here under their name.)
'This list of ancient woods in England contains areas of ancient woodland in England larger than ten hectares. The list is arranged alphabetically by ceremonial county.'
'Baggeridge was originally owned by the Earls of Dudley as part of the Himley Estate and consisted of small farms and ancient woodland along with the parkland of Himley Park. It was later landscaped by Lancelot "Capability" Brown in the 18th century; the landscape is still largely unchanged from the southern boundary up to the Wishing Pools. The whole site remained as landscaped by Brown until 1902 when work began to mine the northern half when pit shafts were sunk and a cast mining operation began ...'
Trails at Baggeridge Country Park [South Staffordshire Council] (PDF)
Holkham National Nature Reserve [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]
'The London Borough of Islington is short of large parks and open spaces, given its status in recent decades as a desirable place of residence. In fact, Islington has the lowest ratio of open space to built-up areas of any London Borough. The largest continuous open space in the Borough, at 11.75 hectares (29 acres), is Highbury Fields.'
'Its historical and peaceful grounds have earned many awards such as Green Flag and Britain's best park. Some of its facilities include ornamental and woodland gardens, a boating lake, bowling greens, play areas, a maze, educational centre and of course the stunning Saltwell Tower.'
'A Walking Day is a type of church parade. Walking days are most common in the North West region of England, where they are an annual event for many towns and villages. In some rural communities in the North West they are known as Field Days, Gala Days or Club Days ... Non-church processions are often led by a young lady, who has been crowned the "Rose Queen" for the year. The Queen may be particular to a church but can represent the whole village too. Indeed, some Rose Queens and May Queens have festivals of their own ... '
'Rail trail which extends from Ayot St. Peter, just west of Welwyn Garden City and the A1(M) Motorway to Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire.'
The Ayots [Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service]
'Waymarked long distance footpath in the Brecon Beacons National Park ... The Beacons Way was conceived by the Brecon Beacons Park Society and local walkers, particularly the Society's Secretary John Sansom, Arwel Michael and Chris Barber, and was developed as recently as 2005.'
Beacons Way [Brecon Beacons: Our National Park]
'The Celtic Way is a long-distance walk from West Wales, through South Wales and into Wessex and the West of England in the United Kingdom.'
'Forms a circuit around the towns of Crewe and Nantwich ... The walk is waymarked with a circle with symbols of a leaf, cartwheel and crossed swords. Although mainly on level terrain, the many stiles make the walk unsuitable for people with mobility problems.'
'Runs through places associated with the poet Dylan Thomas in Ceredigion, west Wales. It was officially opened by Aeronwy Thomas, in July 2003. The trail is marked by blue plaques and information boards in Lampeter, Aberaeron, and New Quay.'
'This challenging long distance route runs from the Bennachie Centre to Suie in the west. Allow a day to complete the full trail.'
The Gordon Way [Aberdeenshire Council]
'Long-distance path located between Leagrave, the source of the River Lea near Luton, and the Thames, at Limehouse Basin, Limehouse, east London. From its source much of the walk is rural. At Hertford the path follows the towpath of the River Lee Navigation, and it becomes increasingly urbanised as it approaches London. The walk was opened in 1993 and is waymarked throughout using a swan logo.'
NOTE that the Links to the 'References' in the Wikipedia article seem currently to be broken (as at 1 September 2016); but Somerset County Council write that 'a guide to the Leland Trail is available from South Somerset Tourist Information Centres' (see Long Distance Walking Route 11).
'From Castle Cary in Somerset to Barnstaple in Devon. It is one of the Macmillan Ways and connects with the main Macmillan Way at Castle Cary.
'A footpath and cycle way in Staffordshire, England. Some 8 miles (13 km) in length, it runs from Hulme End ... in the north to Waterhouses ... in the south, mostly through the Manifold Valley and the valley of its only tributary, the River Hamps, following the route of the former Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway, a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge line which closed in 1934 after a short life.'
'Partially waymarked long distance footpath in the United Kingdom. It runs 351 kilometres / 218 miles through the Welsh–English borderlands, traditionally known as the Welsh Marches and links the cities of Chester in the north and Cardiff in the south ... The Marches Way was removed from the Ordnance Survey map series in 2004 after only being detailed on these particular maps for approximately 5 years.'
The Marches Way: A Long Distance Path from Chester to Cardiff Les Lumsdon (Sigma Leisure, 1992)
'Footpath across the Mendip Hills from Weston-super-Mare to Frome. It is divided into two sections. The West Mendip Way was opened in 1979 and starts at the Bristol Channel at Uphill Cliff. It climbs the Mendip escarpment affording views over the Somerset Levels. It then crosses the central Mendip plateau leading down to Cheddar Gorge and on to Wells ... From there the East Mendip Way continues through Shepton Mallet to Frome. The Mendip Way connects with the Macmillan Way, Monarch's Way, and Samaritans Way South West.'
'Walkers' route through East Yorkshire, between the magnificent Minsters of Beverley and York, visiting Arram, Scorborough, North Dalton, Lockington, Millington, Great Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Full Sutton, Stamford Bridge, Kexby and Fulford ... It was established in 1980 by Ray Wallis of the East Yorkshire Area of The Ramblers.'
'Long-distance footpath in England that approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester. From its starting point at Worcester the route travels north to Boscobel and then south to Stratford upon Avon. It then continues south to Stow on the Wold before turning south west towards Bristol via Cirencester. South of Bristol the route is almost directly south across the Mendip Hills to Wells and then on through Somerset almost to Yeovil and then south west to Charmouth.There is then a short section along the Dorset coast before turning north again to Yeovil, before turning east across the Downs to Brighton and Shoreham-by-Sea.'
The Monarch's Way [The Monarch's Way Association]
'Cycle, horse riding and walking trail in the Derbyshire Peak District ... It starts at the Topley Pike junction (in Wye Dale, 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Buxton) and runs to Coombs viaduct, 1 mile (1.6 km) south-east of Bakewell. It follows the valley of the River Wye and runs parallel to the A6.'
'Circular walk from Pateley Bridge, this route takes you through the spectacular uplands around Scar House Reservoir to the rolling fields and river valleys along the River Nidd ... The whole route is shown on the OS Explorer 298 map. Harvey Maps has produced a waterproof map of the route.'
'Does a complete circle around Salisbury. The route uses existing public roads, public rights of way and some newly created permitted paths. Some sections of the footpath are waymarked by a metal plate attached to wooden posts which show a picture of the cathedral spire.'
Old Sarum Way [GPS Cycling & Walking Routes]
'Linear green walkway, in the London Boroughs of Haringey and Islington, which follows the course of the railway line which used to run between Finsbury Park through Stroud Green, Crouch End, Highgate and Muswell Hill to Alexandra Palace.'
'Long-distance footpath, following the route of the River Parrett in Somerset, England. The trail, which is 50 miles (80 km) long, runs from Chedington in Dorset to the mouth of the river in Bridgwater Bay where it joins the West Somerset Coast Path.'
River Parrett Trail [Discover South Somerset]
'Sculpture trail model of the solar system, located in Somerset, England. The model uses the towpath of the 22-kilometre (14-mile) Bridgwater and Taunton Canal to display a model of the Sun and its planets in their proportionally correct sizes and distances apart. Unusually for a solar system model, there are two sets of planets.
'Starts at Castlecroft and runs for five and a half miles [about 8.85 km] to Wall Heath passing through other villages such as Wombourne where the Railway Café is located en route ... There are a number of walks of varying distances, which make up the series of walks based on the South Staffordshire Railway Walk. Routes contain a mixture of lanes, tracks and footpaths.'
Tilgate Park is a 'large park situated in Tilgate, South-East Crawley. It is the largest and most popular park in the area. Although it is mostly associated with the area surrounding Tilgate Lake, a large area of the park is also silvicultural forest, there is also a Local Nature Reserve called Tilgate Nature Centre for protected and endangered species.'
Tilgate Forest is an '150ha site of mixed conifer and broadleaf woodland is managed by the Forestry Commission. It links to, and can be accessed from, the adjoining Tilgate Park on the southern edge of Crawley'.
Runs 'from Parsley Hay (53.1706°N 1.7828°W) in the north to Ashbourne (53.0196°N 1.7397°W) in the south, along part of the trackbed of the former railway line connecting Ashbourne to Buxton. It takes its name from the village of Tissington, which it skirts'.
'OnTrent is working with partners throughout the Trent to bring about a Trent Valley Way stretching some 170 miles from its source near Stoke to the Humber. Already established for 84 miles through Nottinghamshire, it will be a long distance footpath and, where possible, multi-user way throughout the Trent Valley.' Wikipedia also usefully summarises the history to date.
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